MECHANICAL PRECISION SEEDER - MATRIX FOR BEET AND OTHER CROPS
At the Agritechnica 2015 Grimme will launch the new precision seeder, called MATRIX, for sugar and fodder beet, chicory and canola.
At the Agritechnica 2015 Grimme will launch the new precision seeder, called MATRIX, for sugar and fodder beet, chicory and canola. The machine is available for 12- or 18- rows, either with 45, 48 or 50 cm row width.
The MATRIX has the standard following features, a mulch seed unit with two front running cutter discs, two Farmflex wheels for depth control as well as a 4-times adjustable mechanical load of the seeder unit with up to 90 kg per row (hydraulic adjustment up to 190 kg available on option). A standard seed unit is also available.
After singling of the seed into a seed plate it drops only 2.5 cm into the furrow and ensures an exact deposit. The following 5 kg heavy, free swinging, rubber covered pressure rollers ensure a good covering of the seed. Four different units for the various soil conditions are available for a good seed covering.
The inner filled seed plate is driven via electro motors, this technology enables both creating of driving tracks (without any seed) and closer seeding next to the driving tracks (so called "Clever Planting"). In combination with a GPS system the seeder automatically stops seeding at headlands and wedge-shaped fields (so called "Section Control").
For the driver's comfort focus is on an ergonomic and comfortable design.
An intuitive operation of the MATRIX is possible, using the colour touch-screen terminal "CCI 100" and ISOBUS technology. Two boxes allow room for carrying extra seed and a vacuum cleaner for remaining seed emptying etc. The seed plate have a tool-free and spring-loaded emptying flap. As an option, the MATRIX seeder can be also equipped with a granulate spreader.
The MATRIX has been developed by the beet technology manufacturer Kleine in Salzkotten which was taken over by Grimme in 2012. Production of that machine will start with limited editions in 2016. The substantial experience of Kleine has influenced the development of the MATRIX. Now, including the new MATRIX to the product range, Grimme is the only full-liner for beet technology in the world.
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